5 Attributes of Highly Successful Companies

5 Attributes of Highly Successful Companies

These are turbulent times. The news cycle is too fast. Climate change is wreaking havoc with fires, floods, and droughts. Rising inequality and political unrest have brought polarization and violence. Technology is disruptive and markets are volatile. How do you lead through such acceleration and uncertainty?

A new book offers a recipe for how to reset your business to last a hundred years. Maureen Kline, writing here for Inc, takes a look at a new book that wrestles with the need for adaptation and sustainable thinking.

7 Signs of a Toxic Manager That Should Be Stopped Immediately

7 Signs of a Toxic Manager That Should Be Stopped Immediately

rA Gallup study of 7,272 U.S. adults found that 50 percent of employees left their jobs “to get away from their manager to improve their overall life at some point in their career.”

As you inspect your managers closely, you may find certain negative people practices and untrustworthy behaviors that are consistent with what research has confirmed will lead to adverse conditions that affect human performance.

Here are seven of the most toxic management behaviors that will stifle the human spirit and suck the soul out of an organization.

4 Things Leaders Must Learn to Do

4 Things Leaders Must Learn to Do

I like succinct articles, that capture the essential elements go leadership truth. Here’s an excellent example from Entrepreneur.com. Clay Mathile and Joni Fedders here espouse that to build a better business and culture, company leaders need to master these essential skills. Its a short list but essential none the less, and built on lots of practical experience helping leaders be more effective. 

Why Your Professional Persona Matters

Why Your Professional Persona Matters

For superheroes, getting into professional mode is as easy as slapping on some spandex, a mask and a cape. For the everyday entrepreneur or corporate leader, however, the proper work mindset is less about attire and more about adopting a professional persona. Your professional persona is your personal branding in the workplace. It refers to the way that you conduct yourself publicly in a business setting, and the image you project to coworkers and colleagues. Far from contrived or inauthentic, it’s simply the polished-up way that you present yourself professionally. Here’s Timothy Sykes, take on professional persona, writing here for Entrepreneur.com

Do You Have The Vision To Be Agile?

Do You Have The Vision To Be Agile?

It’s an organization’s North Star that enables agility in times of change and transformation. We all know that in today’s business world it’s essential to stay flexible and be agile. Here is a portion of Jan Bruce’s take on the importance of a clear sense of purpose in enabling agility. Jan is the CEO and co-founder of meQuilibrium, the only human capital management platform based on the science of resilience, writing here for Forbes.

12 Leadership Quotes to Inspire You to Success

12 Leadership Quotes to Inspire You to Success

Quotes can be written off as cliches or old har yet here at Thought Patrol we hold them in high esteem. Often a quote is the pinnaxacal or concentrated wisdom of a successful life work; an expression of the ideals achievements and wisdom of an esteemed individual. Here’s a collection sourced from Inc, curated by John Eades, Author, podcaster, and CEO of LearnLoft.

How To Become A Likable Leader

How To Become A Likable Leader

Likability is one of the most important traits of any leader. But it doesn’t mean being a pushover. Often, the leaders who are the most likable produce the best results, and are driven and passionate. People respect the high standard that they set for themselves and their organizations. To be likeable, leaders need to be the kind of person that they would like themselves. Ken Goswell is the CEO of the CXP – CEO Experience. His mission is to provide resources to leaders who desire to learn fast to lead further. Here is is take on how leaders can be likeable from Forbes.com